HC Deb 19 December 1989 vol 164 c212W
61. Mr. Hoyle

To ask the Secretary of State for Education and Science if he will examine the professional development scheme operated by the British Computer Society as a possible model for career planning for scientists trained and supported by the research councils.

Mr. Jackson

The British Computer Society professfional development scheme is designed for the particular needs of professionals in information technology. It is not an appropriate model for the career planning of scientists, although aspects may be relevant to them. Responsibility for the career planning of scientists employed by research councils and by higher education institutions rests with their employers.